It seemed that every time I encountered Roland (which was
quite often, since we belonged to the same organization) he had some
information to share with me about Gaylan. Gaylan had a new record out
that I would soon hear on the radio. Gaylan was playing in or
at… Gaylan was opening for… Gaylan was on tour with…
Time passed, I moved away from the Waco area and I never got
to meet Gaylan.
One evening, many years later, I found myself driving toward
KKYX for my weekend air shift listening to B. Bailey Brown who was on the air
before me. I loved listening to B. on the way to work because it always got me
in a great mood and ready for my air shift.
Over the beginning instrumental bed of a record I heard B.
say “Here’s Freddy Fender with his latest.” A few seconds into the record I
recognized it as a song written by Gaylan, Think About Me. As soon as I
got a chance during my air shift, I pulled the record and sure enough, there
was Gaylan’s name as composer right under the song title.
Many years later I would find out that Gaylan wrote Think
About Me at KILT in Houston (Gaylan was regularly on the Russ ‘Weird Beard’
Knight program), while waiting for someone to pick him up at the radio station.
Editors Note: You can check out other
connections that Gaylan has to San Antonio by clicking
here for his official website.
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